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  • Prinshof School for the Visually Impaired to get a safer school entrance

    Prinshof School for the Visually Impaired to get a safer school entrance

    Fri, Dec 2, 2022

    For learners of the Prinshof School for the Visually Impaired, getting to school is a very daunting experience as they must navigate through a barricade of taxis, homeless people and drug addicts sleeping on the sidewalk, and a sea of rubbish. This daily hassle and agitation will soon be over when the main entrance of the school is relocated to Soutpansberg Road.

    Heeding the plea by the Solidarity Teacher's Network to assist the learners of Prinshof School and after a site visit, the MMC for Health, Cllr Rina Marx, roped in her counterpart, the MMC for Corporate and Shared Services, Cllr Kingsley Wakelin. Cllr Wakelin played an instrumental role in assisting Cllr Marx in the successful process to relocate the entrance. This culminated in the successful passing of the petition on 24 November 2022. The petition also called on the City to further donate a small portion of municipal land to allow for the relocation of the entrance.


  • November marked a year in office for City of Tshwane coalition government

    November marked a year in office for City of Tshwane coalition government

    Thu, Dec 1, 2022

    The City of Tshwane's multiparty coalition government, which is made up of the Democratic Alliance, ActionSA, Freedom Front Plus, African Christian Democratic Party, Inkatha Freedom Party and the Congress of the People, reflected on their 12 months in office after the November 2021 local government elections. 

    During a briefing of members of the media at the end of November 2022, the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Ald Randall Williams, marked the one year in office of his administration by highlighting some of the service delivery progress made to date. "For the City to operate optimally, a stable coalition government is critical," said Ald Williams. 

    The coalition's priority focus was core basic service delivery, especially visible day-to-day services such as cutting grass, patching potholes, repairing water leaks and fixing street lights. 

    In the last 12 months, the City managed to cut over 183 million m² of grass and repaired over 75 000 potholes and about 60 000 street lights. The Water and Sanitation Department has been hard at work and managed to repair about 46 000 water leaks and unblocked over 23 000 sewers. 

    According to Ald Williams, the coalition government is committed to maintaining and refurbishing the City's critical infrastructure. Below are some of the achievements of the coalition government over the last 12 months: 

    • Bronkhorstspruit Substation was refurbished and upgraded from 20 MVA to 80 MVA at a cost of R96 million
    • Kosmosdal A Substation was upgraded from 20 MVA to 40 MVA at a cost of R65 million
    • Soshanguve Substation was upgraded from 20 MVA to 80 MVA at a cost of R92 million
       

      Access to electricity was boosted with the installation of 2 588 new electricity connections.
       

      For the current financial year, the City allocated R75 million for the replacement of worn-out water network pipelines. The estimated target is to replace 18 420 m of pipe across a series of projects.
       

      Areas being worked on include the following:
       
    • Clubview
    • Constantia Park and Moreletapark
    • Eersterust
    • Greater Sinoville area
    • Mamelodi
    • Pretoria North and Dorandia
    • Riamarpark 

    "One of the biggest challenges for the coalition government is the financial stability of the City," said Ald Williams. The City will continue with its aggressive revenue-collection campaign to challenge the culture of non-payment in Tshwane.


  • Learn more on how to bid for local government tenders

    Learn more on how to bid for local government tenders

    Wed, Nov 23, 2022

    The City of Tshwane Supply Chain Management Division will embark on a roadshow from 21 to 30 November 2022 to assist service providers on the City's procurement processes.

    The roadshow will empower contractors and service providers with all the necessary information on how to bid for local government tenders. This is also an important platform for the municipality to attract local aspirant contractors to access and participate in Tshwane's economy by bidding for available business opportunities.

    The presentations will entail the following, among other topics:
     

    • Completion of quotation documents
    • Completion of tender documents – particularly MBD 4
    • Local content and designated sectors (DTI)
    • National Treasury Central Supplier Database

     
    All contractors, service providers, co-operatives, small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs), qualifying small enterprises (QSEs) and business forums are invited to attend the presentation sessions as per the schedule below:

    AREADATE TIMEVENUEVENUE CONTACT PERSON
    Ga-Rankuwa21 November 202209:00 to 11:00Ga-Rankuwa Community Hall, Ga-Rankuwa Zone 1

    Leandri Botes

    012 358 0955

    082 412 1477

    leandrieb@tshwane.gov.za

    Karenpark21 November 202212:00 to 14:00Akasia Hall, 120 Disotus Avenue, Karenpark

    Mantifi Motsoeneng

    012 358 7336

    mantifim@tshwane.gov.za

    Pretoria CBD23 November 202212:00 to 14:00Sammy Marks Council Chamber, 1st Floor, Sammy Marks Square, cnr Lilian Ngoyi and Madiba Street, Pretoria

    Peter Maake

    012 358 4865

    petermak@tshwane.gov.za

    Centurion 24 November 202209:00 to 11:00Centurion Municipal Complex, cnr Basden Avenue and Rabie Street, Lyttelton

    Faith Mahamba

    012 358 8187

    faithmahambe@tshwane.gov.za

    Laudium 24 November 202212:00 to 14:00Laudium Civic Centre, cnr 6th Avenue and Tangerine Street, Laudium

    Salome Maake

    012 358 8545

    salomemaa@tshwane.gov.za

    Hammanskraal (Temba)28 November 202209:00 to 11:00912 Unit D, Kudube, next to Sebothoma Hall

    Reabetswe Maimela

    012 358 2749

    reas@tshwane.gov.za

    Hammanskraal 28 November 202212:00 to 14:00Hammanskraal Community Hall, 355 Lovers Lane, Hammanskraal
    Ikageng (Mamelodi East)29 November 202209:00 to 11:00Ikageng Community Hall, 21602 Molokololo Street, Mamelodi East

    Lyborn Mudau

    012 801 4543

    lybornm@tshwane.gov.za

    Mamelodi West29 November 202212:00 to 14:00Mamelodi West Community Hall, cnr Kuboni and Tshweu Street, Mamelodi West
    Bronkhorstspruit30 November 202209:00 to 11:00Bronkhorstspruit Sport Centre, 34 Ben du Toit Street, Bronkhorstspruit

    Sonnyboy Moloto

    082 539 3750

    molotosonnyboy@gmail.com

     


  • Standardised 240 ℓ waste bins to keep Tshwane clean

    Standardised 240 ℓ waste bins to keep Tshwane clean

    Wed, Nov 23, 2022

    The City has standardised its waste bin services to 240 ℓ bins for all households and businesses in Tshwane. Households in Regions 1, 2 and 5 who are still using 85 ℓ bins are requested to apply for a new 240 ℓ waste bin. The standardisation of the City's waste bins is necessary to eradicate illegal dumping as a result of the inadequate space of 85 ℓ bins and because 240 ℓ bins are easily lifted on waste trucks during collection.

    Only waste that is in the City's branded bins will be collected. If you are generating waste that is too much for one wheelie bin, then you should apply for an additional bin. Households with backyard dwellers and insufficient bins to dispose of generated waste must apply for additional 240 ℓ waste bins.

    The City also requests event organisers to apply for bulk containers to avoid additional refuse bags around bins.

    If you have to dispose of e-waste, the City distributes 240 ℓ black and/or charcoal bins for weekly household e-waste collection, green e-waste bins for businesses and purple e-waste bins for events. Customers should ensure that they apply for the correct bin.

    Businesses and households can apply for a 240 ℓ waste bin by visiting their nearest customer care walk-in centre or waste management depot with their identity document and municipal account. Those with access to email can send a request to wastemanagement@tshwane.gov.za. Alternatively, you can download the form from the City's website (www.tshwane.gov.za) and submit the completed form to wastemanagement@tshwane.gov.za.

    Non-collection of waste can be attributed to various reasons. Customers should check whether their non-collection is due to the following:

    • If domestic waste is mixed with garden refuse or rubble
    • If the truck did not find the bin outside
    • If your schedule falls on Christmas Day (it will be collected on the next day)
    • If there are service disruptions (it will be collected on the next day)
    • If waste is in bags next to the bin and only one bin is registered with the City for collection

       

      For more information on applications, replacements and queries related to bins and billing of City of Tshwane 240 ℓ bins and bulk waste skips, please contact your regional office as follows:

       
    • Region 1: 012 358 2545/7135
    • Region 2: 012 358 7588/7957
    • Region 3: 012 358 0540/3062
    • Region 4: 012 358 0510
    • Region 5: 012 358 6972
    • Region 6: 012 358 0167/0506
    • Region 7: 012 358 3306


  • CITY OF TSHWANE EMBARKS ON A COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME

    CITY OF TSHWANE EMBARKS ON A COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMME

    Thu, Nov 17, 2022

    The City of Tshwane invites the residents of Hammanskraal in Region 2 who have challenges and queries regarding their municipal accounts to an outreach programme at Renstown Park from 17 to 19 November 2022.

    The outreach programme forms part of the City of Tshwane's commitment to fast-track service delivery. The programme will go a long way in creating a better understanding among consumers and improving the relationship between consumers and the City.

    The programme will focus on the following:

    • Meter reading and invoicing
      • Credit control and assistance with payment arrangements
      • Billing enquiries
      • Indigent enquiries

    Customers are advised to have their account numbers at hand when querying their utility bills.


  • The City of Tshwane signs a collaboration agreement with the National School of Government

    The City of Tshwane signs a collaboration agreement with the National School of Government

    Mon, Nov 14, 2022

    This agreement is aimed at formalising relations on the training of municipal officials as part of joint efforts to enhance skills development.

    The two institutions are committed to working together to make municipalities centres of excellent in the delivery of services to the public. The cooperation they have identified includes city governance and leadership programmes, learning and development interventions, knowledge and information management, joint research on areas of mutual interest, impact assessments for training programmes as well as innovation programmes.

    The Principal of the National School of Government, Prof Ngcaweni, said the institution was pleased to conclude this agreement with the City of Tshwane and that they were looking forward to building a professional, ethical and efficient public service. This will benefit the public who desire daily service delivery improvement from the public sector.

    The City Manager, Johann Mettler, welcomed this important agreement and said that it was vital for partners in government to create and hold spaces for reflection, learning and joint problem-solving to enable leaders and City employees to execute its development agenda and solve stubborn service delivery challenges.

    City officials have participated in various National School of Government conferences and training programmes and the National School of Government has also assisted the City by assessing its knowledge management capability. With these collaborative activities, they intend to formalise this relationship for greater impact. 


  • Tshwane Varsity Hackathon competition showcases best technological innovation

    Tshwane Varsity Hackathon competition showcases best technological innovation

    Wed, Nov 9, 2022

    This was evident with the recent award ceremony for the Tshwane Varsity Hackathon (TVH) competition which seeks to promote technological innovation.

    TVH is an annual competition that is open to students from all higher learning institutions in Tshwane. The competition serves as a platform for students to use technology to solve societal challenges, including service delivery by the public sector.

    The City of Tshwane is fully behind the TVH competition as it is aligned with the City's theme for the State of the Capital Address, which was Building a data-driven City to fast-track service delivery.

    First prize went to eight young minds for their Cloud Docket solution meant to combat the theft of or missing police dockets by creating and keeping the dockets on a cloud drive, thus making it impossible for the official or the complainant to lose track of it.

    Second prize went to the Exclusive Code 8 Solution. Their solution was a service request app in local areas where locals can register their services and expertise, such as painting, engineering and building, for people in an area to access those services.

    Third prize went to the One City solution. Their solution was for community members to use a bartering system with municipalities to help pay for their municipal accounts in the form of offering their expert services when they are unable to pay their accounts when due. 


  • Don't mess up Tshwane – keep our city clean

    Don't mess up Tshwane – keep our city clean

    Tue, Nov 1, 2022

    Illegal dumping is an ongoing problem with negative financial implications for the City. In the last financial year (2021/22), the City spent around R43,6 million to clear illegal dumping sites. This is money that could have been used better for service delivery. Illegal dumping remains a major problem citywide. Thousands of tonnes of waste are cleared annually from illegal dumping hotspots.

    This is unfortunate as illegal dumping brings with it several negative implications, because it poses health hazards and threatens our biodiversity, and animals and plants bear the primary brunt of waste. It also decreases the property value for surrounding areas.

    The MMC for Environment and Agriculture Management, Ald Katlego Mathebe, appeals to Tshwane residents and businesses to work with the City to combat illegal dumping and maintain the general cleanliness of city streets and public spaces. The dumping of waste in open fields, including construction rubble along roads and in streams, is unacceptable human behaviour that will be punished severely.

    The City would like to encourage Tshwane residents and establishments that generate a lot of waste to apply for additional City waste bins or for the bulk waste service by email at wastemanagement@tshwane.gov.za. This enables the City to maximise its efforts in providing a clean, healthy and safe environment while ensuring cost-effective waste management strategies.

    In a bid to tackle this challenge, the City has installed signage in many regions to deter offenders from dumping. The Adopt-a-Spot programme was also launched with the purpose of encouraging industries, companies and residents to adopt any open space belonging to the City at no cost. Once the applicant is approved, the adopter would be in charge of maintaining and cleaning the area of any alien vegetation and illegal dumping. More information on the Adopt-a-Spot programme can be obtained from the City's website.

    To beautify our open spaces, the City appeals to Tshwane residents to get involved in our monthly clean-ups that we host under the Tswelopele Campaign.

    To safeguard our environment and keep it clean, residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle and repurpose items. You can make also make a bit of money through recycling.

    Illegal dumping must be reported to the Tshwane Metro Police Department on 012 358 7095, and offenders will be punished harshly.

  • City of Tshwane prioritising critical infrastructure maintenance to save water

    City of Tshwane prioritising critical infrastructure maintenance to save water

    Thu, Oct 27, 2022

    In an effort to assist Rand Water to save water, the City of Tshwane is prioritising critical infrastructure maintenance to reduce water leaks.

    Last month, Rand Water implemented Stage 2 water restrictions  to ensure that the water supply across Gauteng does not run out.

    The City of Tshwane is urging residents and businesses in Tshwane to continue conserving water to enable Rand Water to return its reservoirs to targeted levels of 60%, which had dropped due to technical issues on their network, coupled with the recent hot weather.

    To put our critical infrastructure maintenance plan into action, in the current 2022/23 financial year the City has allocated R75 million for the replacement of worn-out water network pipelines. Through this budget we have an estimated target to replace 18 420 m of pipe across a series of projects.

    Areas being worked on include the following:

    • Pretoria North and Dorandia
    • Mamelodi
    • Eersterust
    • Greater Sinoville area
    • Constantia Park and Moreletapark
    • Riamarpark
    • Clubview

    The City has also initiated additional scouting and leak-detection activities with pilot projects, working with new technology to find leaks before they are visible above ground. 


  • Transgressors to pay hefty penalties after expiration of amnesty programme

    Transgressors to pay hefty penalties after expiration of amnesty programme

    Mon, Oct 17, 2022

    The City's amnesty period for illegal water and electricity connections is now over, which means that transgressors will face hefty penalties. The two-month amnesty programme was implemented in August and ended on 30 September 2022. Individuals and businesses that transgress will face a fine of R200 000 and R10 million, respectively. In addition to these fines, the City will also lay criminal charges and pursue recovery of lost income.

    The two-month programme was implemented with the sole purpose of assisting Tshwane residents and business owners who are guilty of the following:

    • Illegally connecting to the electricity and/or water network
    • Tampering with an electricity and/or water meter, resulting in the measuring of incorrect or lower consumption
    • Illegally reconnecting an electricity and/or water meter after a credit control disconnection
    • Paying a bribe to remove an outstanding amount on an account or paying a bribe to illegally open a new municipal account without following the official process
    • Paying a bribe to have an electricity and/or water meter bypassed to record incorrect or lower consumption

     
    The City would like to thank those who took the opportunity to apply for amnesty and consumers who pay their accounts in full and on time.

    Consumers are encouraged to report illegal activities such as illegal connections to the Tshwane Metro Police Department on 012 358 7095/7096.

  • Tshwane Metro Police Department relaunches its Bicycle Unit to tackle crime in Hatfield

    Tshwane Metro Police Department relaunches its Bicycle Unit to tackle crime in Hatfield

    Fri, Oct 14, 2022

    Following its success in 2017, the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) relaunched its Bicycle Unit in Hatfield. This follows growing concerns regarding sporadic crimes taking place in the student capital, which range from cell phone robberies to car-jackings, drug incidents and drunk driving.

    This initiative is a partnership between the University of Pretoria, City of Tshwane, Hatfield City Improvement District, City Property and Growthpoint Properties.

    The Bicycle Unit has a fleet of 20 two-wheelers that will patrol the Hatfield area. The collective cost of R300 000 was donated by the University of Pretoria in its endeavours to fight crime and safeguard its students.

    In his statement, the Executive Mayor of Tshwane, Ald Randall Williams, thanked all the stakeholders who made the relaunch a success. He also reiterated that the Bicycle Unit will be operated by qualified officers who have the same powers as any other TMPD officer.

    The City of Tshwane, the TMPD and its stakeholders will continue ensuring that Hatfield remains safe for students to live, learn and play.


  • Tshwane residents and businesses urged to adopt a spot to maintain a clean and vibrant environment

    Tshwane residents and businesses urged to adopt a spot to maintain a clean and vibrant environment

    Thu, Oct 6, 2022

    The City of Tshwane is continuing with its Adopt-a-Spot Programme. The programme is an initiative by the City of Tshwane that enables industries, companies and the general public to adopt any open space that belongs to the City at no cost. The programme is intended to create job opportunities and a cleaner environment for Tshwane residents as a contribution to environmental awareness. 

    Moreover, landscaping companies can showcase their work and play a role to mitigate climate change. This initiative also builds on corporate responsibility and attracts investments and skills transfers. The programme will also ensure that the City has healthy and safe public landscapes, open spaces and recreational parks. 

    Interested parties can adopt any unused road reserve, walkway and illegal dumping site zoned as public open space, and other properties that the City may identify from time to time. Approved adoptees will be responsible to take care of the environment by removing illegal dumping, cutting grass, removing alien vegetation and performing overall management and maintenance activities relating to parks and other public open spaces within Tshwane. 

    Adopt-a-Spot is different to leasing an open space. Adopting a spot carries no costs, while leasing an open space entails paying for rights to use the area for private use. Adopt-a-Spot, however, does not give the adoptee the right to restrict public access to the area, and the adopted spots remain public domain. Those interested in adopting a spot must know that the City will not disburse any funds and no payments will be made to the applicants for maintenance work or upgrades done on the public open spaces. 

    Interested parties must submit the following documents when applying: 

    • Proof of residential or business address
    • Proof of company registration if the applicant is a business entity or organisation
    • A copy of the identity document of the applicant, or registration certificate of the organisation or business, or power of attorney and company resolutions, or a copy of the minutes of the organisation's annual general meeting
    • Proof of tax clearance certificate
    • Certificate of good standing with the Department of Labour, where applicable
    • Detailed proposal outlining the capability, budget and locality (proximity to the spot) 

    Those interested in adopting a spot must download an application form from the City's website under About Tshwane. Applications can be submitted via email to adoptaspot@tshwane.gov.za or hand delivered to the marked box at Tshwane House reception for the attention of Mr Ntokozo Xaba with the subject "Adopt-a-Spot application". 

    Those who have previously applied or submitted similar proposals to the City are encouraged to reapply. 

    For more information on the Adopt-a-Spot Programme, please contact the Environment and Agriculture Management Department at adoptaspot@tshwane.gov.za or on 012 358 1245/8814/8869.


  • Making sure the City of Tshwane is hard at work

    Making sure the City of Tshwane is hard at work

    Tue, Sep 27, 2022

    The City of Tshwane is committed to ensuring productive and healthy working relationships with its workforce. As a major employer with over 20 000 employees, the City's staff management occurs within the confines of collective agreements, disciplinary policies and procedures of the municipality.

    With the City having such a large workforce, there will sometimes be cases of ill-discipline from a few employees. When this happens, the City invokes disciplinary procedures to ensure a disciplined and committed workforce.

    The MMC for Corporate and Shared Services, Cllr Kingsley Wakelin, has indicated that the current disciplinary case load of the City is 249.  From April to June 2022, the City managed to finalise 56 cases:
     

    DismissalsSuspension without pay Final written warningsWritten warningsInformal hearingsCounsellingWithdrawn cases
    21 5 5 1 14 2 8

     

    Cllr Wakelin assured residents that if there is a proven case of wrongdoing, the City of Tshwane will take strong action against its employees. Any employee who breaks the law or is found wanting in the execution of his/her duties will not be tolerated. "The men and women who work diligently every day ensuring that we have a City that works are to be applauded," he said.

    Residents are urged to report any mischievous, illegal or ill-disciplined behaviour to our Anti-fraud and Corruption Hotline on 080 TSHWANE (080 874 9263).


  • Townlands Social Housing Project in Marabastad nearing completion

    Townlands Social Housing Project in Marabastad nearing completion

    Tue, Sep 27, 2022

    Every effort is being made to complete the Townlands Social Housing Project in Marabastad to accommodate the first tenants before the end of year. The Social Housing Regulatory Authority (SHRA) approved a list of 691 beneficiaries that was submitted by the Housing Company Tshwane.

    This project is considered as one of the country's biggest social housing ventures and consists of 1 200 mixed units. It will benefit Tshwane residents who do not qualify for government-sponsored housing or who are not earning enough to qualify for a home loan (people who earn between R1 500 and R15 000 per month). Housing Company Tshwane is managing this multimillion-rand social housing project.

    The Townlands project plays an important role in bringing residents closer to economic nodes to access job opportunities. It will be easier and less expensive for tenants to reach their workplaces. "Urbanisation and integration of living spaces is an integral part of our housing strategy as the Human Settlements Department," said the MMC for Human Settlements, Cllr Abel Tau. "We are looking forward to approved beneficiaries moving in as it has been a long process, but we are now finally reaching the promised land." 


  • Animal vaccination campaign in Soshanguve – 27 to 30 September 2022

    Animal vaccination campaign in Soshanguve – 27 to 30 September 2022

    Mon, Sep 26, 2022

    Residents of Soshanguve are encouraged to take up this week's opportunity to vaccinate their animals and protect them from contagious and deadly diseases, such as rabies and parvovirus. 

    The City of Tshwane Health Department in collaboration with the South African Veterinary Association Community Veterinary Clinics (SAVA-CVC), Gauteng Veterinary Services and the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD) will be providing free vaccination services in Soshanguve this week. 

    The animal vaccination campaign will run from 10:30 to 15:00 daily and will be held at the following locations: 

    Tuesday, 27 September 2022Sinqobile Primary School, Block LKK
    Wednesday, 28 September 2022 Philip Stadium, Block L
    Thursday, 29 September 2022Pulamadibogo Primary School Park, Block Y
    Friday, 30 September 2022Baxoxele Primary School, Block GG


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